Valid for Submission
S02.842G is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of fracture of lateral orbital wall, left side, subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing. The code S02.842G is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S02.842G is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like fracture of lateral orbital wall left side for fracture with delayed healing. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
S02842G replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):